Mahatma Gandhi was a great freedom fighter. He freed India from the British rule in 1947. He was born on 2nd October, 1869, at Porbander. His full name was Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi. His father was a Deewan at Rajkot. He went to England to study law. He came back and became a barrister at Bombay. Then he went to South Africa. In South Africa, Indians were not treated properly, he fought for them. He went to jail many times in the freedom struggle. He believed in Ahin- sa (Non-violence). He lived a simple life. He wore pure khadi. We also call him Bapu. He was shot dead on 30th January, 1948. It was a great loss to India and to the world as well. For his services and sacrifice for the country he was named the Father of Nation.